Tuesday, May 19, 2009
In the Wake of Obama at Notre Dame
Sunday, May 17, 2009, fifteen members of Citizens for a Pro-Life Society (CPLS) were arrested when they entered the parking lot of the Joyce Center on the campus of the University of Notre Dame where the commencement took place. Twenty-five CPLS members actually entered the parking lot of the Joyce Center, carrying photographs of victims of abortion. These were aborted babies who bodies were retrieved from trash dumpsters behind two Michigan abortion clinics in 2008. Read more here...
Fr. Jenkins, Notre Dame betrayed true goal of Catholic education, archbishop Chaput says "We also have the duty to oppose him when he’s wrong on foundational issues like abortion, embryonic stem cell research and similar matters. And we also have the duty to avoid prostituting our Catholic identity by appeals to phony dialogue that mask an abdication of our moral witness. Notre Dame did not merely invite the president to speak at its commencement. It also conferred an unnecessary and unearned honorary law degree on a man committed to upholding one of the worst Supreme Court decisions in our nation’s history."
Obama Scored Big at Notre Dame (Wall Street Journal) "We cannot blame the president for this one. During his campaign for president, Mr. Obama spoke honestly about the aggressive pro-choice agenda he intended to pursue -- as he assured Planned Parenthood, he was 'about playing offense,' not defense -- and his actions have been consistent with that pledge. If only our nation's premier Catholic university were as forthright in advancing its principles as Mr. Obama has been for his."
Dr. Obama of Notre Dame: ‘Irreconcilable Views’ call for a New Catholic Action
ND rally celebrates graduates, praises 'sanctity of life'
Bishop Finn Interviewed on Notre Dame Commencement "We’re fighting for our lives – literally. We are attempting to protect real unborn children by the thousands. We’re fighting for the right to exercise a rightly-formed conscientious difference with public policy. We shouldn’t underestimate the danger of dragging our feet in this effort, or taking a “wait and see” approach. If we are not ready to make a frontal attack on the protection of conscience rights, the overturning of Roe v’ Wade, and the primacy of authentic marriage, we will lose in these areas. I think the rug is already being pulled out from under us. If we sit back and allow ourselves to be lulled into a false sense of peace and cooperation in regards to these things, then we will lose these battles and, later, wonder why."
The Clash between Catholic Culture and Catholic Colleges "If Notre Dame is shaky--if the most identifiably Catholic place in America doesn't seem Catholic--then the old connection between Catholic culture and Catholic institutions and the Catholic Church really is broken beyond repair."